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    Posted: 01 Jun 17 at 8:18pm
Anyone else wondering whether Ben should be doing the tactics and someone else (skif/cat/moth) be doing the driving.....?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Noah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 17 at 9:02pm
That thought did occur to me, then I recalled he won the ACWS while driving so I think and hope he's in the right spot. They seem to have difficulty setting the boat up for differing wind strengths. Fortunately, tonight, FRA were worse, but NZL took BAR apart.
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One suspects Mr Ainslie retired to avoid getting into the history books with the all time greatest losing margin...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 17 at 10:55pm
You would have thought rigging issues would have been sorted out well before main event, that he seems to be an adjustment behind other boats.
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Who trims the foils?  That's seems the weakest part. They beat NZ to the first mark, but splash down too often when turning. 
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It does seem that all of the other teams have a specialist helm

Cant really imagine Ben giving the helm over to anyone else though

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Boatspeed makes you a tactical genius... no boatspeed makes (even Ben) look like an idiot.  Our observation is that our grinders seem to be spinning slower and less smoothly than everyone else, and by yesterday's performance they need bigger and more stall tolerant foils
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Notl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 17 at 9:29am
NZ were sailing 50percent faster than BAR.
That is what happened.

Light wind sailing is a skill and art developed by years of experience doing it.
I sailed many light wind races in wind speeds below force 1. Great fun especially being able to sail twice the speed of the rest of the fleet. Ben needs some experienced light wind inland sailors to help him out.
When the winds are light you need to know all the secrets.

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So,,,,what actually happened... there was a breakage and the foil in the starboard hull wasn't able to be adjusted during the first gybe against ETNZ.
In order to be able to sail in the race against Groupama Team France they needed to make repairs. In order to have enough time to do that, they retired.
Arguably they should have retired against Softbank Team Japan. The damage that was found to have occurred at the end of the race almost ended their campaign.
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